Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways LogoGreat idea that needs more support and attention: Solar Roadways has developed solar panels that can be used in place of pavement on roadways and parking lots, and in place of concrete on sidewalks, outdoor basketball courts, etc. They have LCDs and weight sensors built in to them so that they can be programmed to display any array of “paint” patterns desired, and they are able to sense weight on roads and warn drivers of upcoming obstacles. Amazing technology. The US DOT has awarded contracts for limited test applications on a stretch of road and on a parking lot. We need to see this happen nationwide.

Author: James Rovira

Dr. James Rovira is higher education professional with twenty years experience in the field in teaching, administration, and advising roles. He is also an interdisciplinary scholar and writer whose works include fiction, poetry, and scholarship exploring the intersections of literature and philosophy, literature and psychology, literary theory, and music and literature.. His books include Women in Rock/Women in Romanticism (in development), David Bowie and Romanticism (forthcoming 2022), Writing for College and Beyond (a first-year composition textbook (Lulu 2019)), Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History (Lexington Books 2019), Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018); Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); and Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010). See his website at jamesrovira.com for details.

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